MADISON, Wis. Today marks the 12 year anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Roughly 224,000 Wisconsinites are currently enrolled in comprehensive health care plans through the ACA, including 28,000 children. It has also allowed roughly 41,000 young people in Wisconsin to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26, covered the cost of preventive services for nearly three million people across the state, and continues to lower the cost of premiums for many Wisconsinites. 

Meghan Roh, Opportunity Wisconsin Program Director:
“Since being signed into law twelve years ago, the Affordable Care Act has provided lifesaving health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites. It has lowered the cost of premiums and prevented countless people with pre-existing conditions from losing their insurance. For many people in Wisconsin and across the country, this bill has meant being able to comfortably choose to receive the care they need.

“Incredibly, despite the ACA’s crucial role in keeping Wisconsinites healthy, Senator Ron Johnson recently called for repealing the law if Republicans take back control in 2024. Once again, Senator Johnson has shown that he does not have the interests of working Wisconsinites at heart. We’re calling on him to stop standing with wealthy elites over hardworking Wisconsin families.” 

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